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Make-A-Wish CNY Holds 31st Annual Golf Outing

By Tommy Farrell Baldwinsville, N.Y. (NCC News) – Make-A-Wish CNY has been fulfilling children’s dreams since 1985, and for more than three decades they’ve been holding a golf outing to raise money for those children.

This year, the 31st Annual Make-A-Wish Open took place at the Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville on June 4. Diane Kupperman, Make-A-Wish CNY President and CEO, said that she hopes to raise $35,000 this year.

The main event, however, was Dale Hall’s arrival. At birth, Dale was diagnosed with transposition of the heart vessels, also known as TGV. That is when there is abnormal blood flow to the heart. Dale is 8-years-old and received his “wish” in 2016.

Dale’s wish was an RV and his family takes it to Green Lakes State Park on a regular basis.

To qualify to be a “wish kid,” the child must be between 2 1/2 and 18-years-old, have a diagnosed life-threatening condition, and have a wish that is truly the child’s wish.

According to Kupperman, the wishes usually fall into these five categories:

  • To go somewhere
  • To have something
  • To meet someone
  • To be someone for a day
  • To give something

Anyone interested in making a donation to the organization can get more information on Make-A-Wish CNY’s website.